Tyson Fury has taken a break from calling Oleksandr Usyk a ‘sausage’, ‘bum’ and ‘gappy-toothed middleweight’ to wish him the best of luck ahead of their undisputed heavyweight title fight.
After a purse split threatened to collapse talks, and then a contentious rematch clause caused issues, it appears that Fury is finally satisfied with the terms.
Although the last update from Usyk’s side was that they were doubtful Fury actually wanted the fight to go ahead, they were still expecting and willing to look at the latest draft contract and reportedly received it today.
Tonight marks the first message of sportsmanship from ‘The Gypsy King’, and his serious demeanour seems to confirm that all of the demands and public back and forths haven’t been for nothing.
“Hi guys. As fun as it’s been over the last few days terrorising Usyk and his team, tomorrow I’m gonna knuckle down into training camp, and I’ll be doing a blackout as we always do on social media.”
“April 29th is definitely a worker. I will see you all on the night. Tune in. Be there or be square. This is the biggest event in British boxing history. Fight of the century. Two undefeated world heavyweight champions throwing down to see who is the number one in the division. The undisputed world heavyweight championship on the line.
Peace out. Good training to Usyk. May the best man win.”
🗣️ “APRIL 29 IS DEFINITELY A WORKER”
Has @Tyson_Fury just confirmed his bout with @Usykaa? 👀
— Boxing Social (@boxing_social) March 14, 2023
Whilst there’s still been no official announcement on the signing of contracts, Fury’s social media blackout can only be good when it comes to getting the real work done behind the scenes.
His message comes not long after Frank Warren assured fans that the fight would go ahead on April 29 at Wembley Stadium.